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Accountability: Addressing alleged human rights violations



Despite the repeated and continuing references to war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have been committed during Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, the actual wording in Paragraph 6 of UNHRC Resolution 30/1 is as follows:" …a judicial mechanism with a special counsel to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law". Therefore, the first order of business for any judicial mechanism is to establish whether International Human Rights Law and/or International Humanitarian Law applies separately or concurrently, during an armed conflict.Read More...
 
 

Pilots and Computer Support

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With reference to the article written by Dr Upul Wijewardena, titled 'Captain or Computer', may I also add a few comments? Computers are said to be 'Dumb and Dutiful', incapable of emotion or judgment. In modern aviation, automatics are meant to he...

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Cassandra cry with beady eyes fixed on this island home of ours!

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The Head of this island Home of ours – HE the President – is fighting on three fronts. Brave Leader! He has but two weapons – the madu walige and a kaduwa; not the Uni students version of it but a real sword, Sri Lankan-ized Excaliber...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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